Zero Waste Boot Camp: Gary Liss
Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM (CST)
ZERO WASTE BOOT CAMP
Module IA, Gary Liss: "Zero Waste Community Planning & Green Collar Jobs"
Faith Memorial Church
1914 South Ewing Ave, Dallas, 75216
Friday Zero Waste Rally (FREE)
January 20, 2012 7-10 PM
Anyone interested in entreprenurial opportunities, and local sustainable development should be here!
Presale Tickets: $75
At the Door: $95
Student or Senior: $25
Intro to Zero Waste and Resource Management
Communities & Businesses Building a Zero Waste Economy
Gary Liss, speaker
Saturday, January 21, 2012 10 am - 4 pm
- Jobs potential from Zero Waste
- Benefits to Businesses from pursuing Zero Waste
- Connections between Zero Waste and greenhouse gases
"There is no unemployment in eco-systems" -Gunter Pauli
Non-profit, for profit, government entities, small and medium sized businesses will benefit from the Saturday workshop.
- Background and Introductions
- Intro to Zero Waste - including Jobs, Economic Development and Climate Change Opportunities
- Businesses leading the way to Zero Waste
- Resource Recovery Parks Opportunities and Examples
- Economics of Zero Waste and How to fund projects
- Adbongo Review of Dallas Resource Recovery Park Proposal
- Zero Waste Task Force plan
About Gary Liss
About Boot Camp
Starting this January, Adbongo Inc. will begin Clean Economy Boot Camp trainings featuring leading sustainability, zero waste and business development experts from across the nation to help show the way forward towards the Clean Economy.
Businesses, non-profits and government are joined by an emerging fourth sector called “The For Benefit Enterprise”, merging the structure of for-profits with the mission of non-profits. The Harvard Business Review is writing about the model Adbongo is using. The National Business Incubator Association is spotlighting our program next month. We feel blessed to see our dream coming to life, and it is with great happiness that we invite you to participate in and benefit from this new future.
If this workshop does not fully meet your expectations, we offer a 100% money back guarantee. We expect a complete sell out. Grab your seats and book your ticket now.
Tickets for Saturday, : $75 - presale ($95 at the door)
Sponsorships: Available upon request
Intro to Zero Waste:
- Definition of Zero Waste
- Connections between Zero Waste and Climate Change
- Cool Cities and Urban Environmental Accords
- Communities that have adopted Zero Waste as a goal
- Zero Waste Businesses that divert over 90% of their waste from landfills or incinerators
Intro to Zero Waste Businesses:
- Benefits to Zero Waste Businesses
- Zero Waste Business Principles
- Model Zero Waste Businesses
- ZERI and the Blue Economy - Thinking outside the Box
Intro to Zero Waste Communities:
- Extended Producer Responsibility
- Local Product Bans and Fees
- Intro to Resource Recovery Parks
- Business and Jobs
- Siting of Zero Waste Infrastructure
- Purchasing for Zero Waste
- Developing Zero Waste Community Plans
Service Opportunities Analyses
Menu of Incentives and Policies
Zero Waste Infrastructure (Reduce, Reuse, Recycling and Composting)
- Resource Recovery Parks
- Public Participation Processes
- Model Zero Waste Communities
The class project will involve the students to tackle a real world example of how to get to Zero Waste. Students will share prospects for pursuing Zero Waste at their business or community. The class will choose one example and develop a Zero Waste Plan for that situation based on the principles learned in class:
- ID types, amounts and sources of materials discarded.
- Design waste out of the system and identify EPR opportunities.
- ID service opportunities where new services are needed to fill gaps in current reuse, recycling and composting services.
- Select policies, programs and facilities needed. Consider if resource recovery park needed. Support existing reuse, recycling and composting businesses and nonprofits.
- ID how to fund Zero Waste initiatives
- ID incentives for all stakeholders.
- ID “low-hanging” fruit for short-term success and long term strategy and goals.
PREPARATION FOR WORKSHOP
Prior to class, please review the following websites to become familiar with the Definition of Zero Waste and Zero Waste Principles, as well as leading Zero Waste Communities and Zero Waste Businesses:
Article on the Zero Waste Movement
Zero Waste Definition and Principles:
Zero Waste Businesses -
Zero Waste Communities –
Palo Alto ZW Strategic Plan:
Oakland Zero Waste Plan:
Austin Adopted ZW Plan:
Austin Adopted Resource Recovery Master Plan:
Telluride, CO ZW Plan:
If you would like more info on other Zero Waste resources, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a 6-page list of resources or go to:
The Four Keys to Zero Waste (according to the GrassRoots Recycling Newtork):
Garbage is not inevitable. It is the result of bad design. It can be designed out of the system.
Key #1: New Rules & Economic Incentives
Rules make us and we make the rules. We need new rules because the old ones are not working. Economics is not a matter of immutable laws, but human-made rules and institutions.
Key #2:Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) & Product Stewardship
Local Government can't control design, manufacture and distribution of products, but it can control what is sold and disposed within the community, and it can collaborate with other local governments to drive for changes at the state and national level.
Key #3: Purchasing for Zero Waste & EPR
One of every five purchasing dollars are spent by government. We should use our tax dollars to purchase the future we want. The combined power of government/large contractor purchasing will dictate changes in product design and manufacturing that we cannot legislate.
Key #4: Financing & Transitioning to a Zero Waste Future
What infrastructure do we need in a world without waste? Who will pay for it? What alternatives to landfills and incinerators do we need right now?